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Essentials of Research Methods for Educators
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Essentials of Research Methods for Educators

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January 2024 | 760 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Essentials of Research Methods for Educators provides future teachers, specialists, administrators and educational leaders with a textbook and a resource that goes beyond the classroom to use in your career. With a focus on the wide variety of data available to educators and the importance of data literacy for all those involved in education, this book presents research methods in a relatable educational context with a variety of concrete examples. The authors use their expertise in educational psychology to optimize learning. The structure of the book breaks down research into discrete steps with the "Let's See It," "Let's Do It," and "You Do It" steps for each chapter so students feel motivated to complete their research projects. By covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research, with additional chapters on action research and program evaluation, students get a complete picture of the current research methods landscape. This highly scaffolded book supports future educational leaders in incorporating research and methods into their work and life.

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Research
 
Chapter 2: Reviewing the Literature
 
Chapter 3: Research Design: The What, When, and How of Research
 
Chapter 4: Non-Experimental Research Designs
 
Chapter 5: Experimental Research Designs
 
Chapter 6: Qualitative Research Designs
 
Chapter 7: Mixed Methods Research Designs
 
Chapter 8: Action Research for Educators
 
Chapter 9: Program Evaluation
 
Chapter 10: Sampling and Measurement Learning Objectives
 
Chapter 11: Data Collection
 
Chapter 12: Descriptive Statistics
 
Chapter 13: Inferential Statistics
 
Chapter 14: Qualitative Analysis
 
Chapter 15: Communicating Research
 
Chapter 16: Using Research to Guide Practice

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Key features
  • This text is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • Highly scaffolded text supports and guides students throughout the research process to a deeper understanding of research concepts and methods.
  • A Day at Work opening vignettes help readers see the relevance of research in real-life educational contexts.
  • Checklists throughout help readers self-record their progress and understanding.
  • Stop and Think boxes use a metacognitive approach to ask readers to check their understanding.
  • Takeaway boxes within each chapter are prompts to help readers make connections with the chapter’s learning goals.
  • Decision Trees help readers reflect on what factors to consider when making research methods decisions.
  • Data sets in several chapters allow for demonstration and further practice.
  • Let's See It! activities present models of completed activities to demonstrate best practices.
  • Let's Do It! activities prompt readers to try out activities with guided support from instructors or on their own, after seeing what a completed activity looks like.
  • You Do It! activities ask readers to try the activities independently and apply their knowledge of research concepts without the help of instructors.
  • Extension Activities at the end of each chapter offer more in-depth ways to engage with the chapter, ranging from essay style questions to discussion ideas to research project ideas.
  • Ethical Considerations sections address ethics throughout the research process, rather than in a separate chapter.
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